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Sometimes I want to grab dinner on my way home. Where do you go near Grand Central to have a quick meal or grab some food to go before catching a train at Grand Central? TIA.

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  1. You don't need to leave the station, really. In the dining hall, I like Eata Pita, Hale & Hearty Soup, Two Boots or Dishes for a quick meal. There's also the market, where Dishes at Home, Wild Edibles and Pescatore have some ready-to-eat stuff.

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    Wild Edibles
    Grand Central Terminal, New York, NY 10017

    Dishes
    48 Grand Central Terminal, New York, NY 10017

    Two Boots
    109 E 42nd St, New York, NY 10017

    Eata Pita
    89 E 42nd St, New York, NY 10017

    Pescatore Seafood
    Grand Central Terminal, New York, NY 10017

    Hale & Hearty
    49 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036

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    1. re: small h

      I usually enter Grand Central via the Northern Passage, so I rarely end up in the main concourse. Although when I have the extra time, I must remember the options in the market as well.

    2. You can take out any of the chowders at the Oyster Bar.

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      Grand Central Oyster Bar
      89 E 42nd St, New York, NY 10017

      1. When you get sick of eating oysters, and if it's not outside of your wandering radius, check out Onya on 47th betw 3rd & Lex. They pull their udon noodles fresh every day, and the dashi broth is excellent. It can be a pretty quick meal but I don't think they do takeout.

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        Onya
        143 E 47th St, New York, NY 10017

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        1. re: rushbikes

          That sounds fantastic, thanks!

        2. Naya Express is a great Lebanese take away on 43rd and 3rd. Hard to beat having the option of soujuk and manakish right there.

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          Naya Express
          688 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10017

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          1. re: JungMann

            Is Naya Express new? I miss having a local middle Eastern place since Byblos had their fire.

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            Naya Express
            688 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10017

          2. I like menchanko tei. Aside from the ramen, they have good side dishes, hijiki salad, torikara nanban, kimchi tofu...etc

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            Menchanko-Tei
            131 E 45th St, New York, NY 10017

            1. There is a new place that opened on Lex bet 40-41 called Pasta To Go. I've walked past but never tried it. Looks interesting.
              Has anyone tried it.

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              Nooi
              370 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10017

              1. How about options on the north west side of Grand Central? I usually stop at Katsu-Hama on 47th or the take-out sushi place in front (not sure the name).

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                Katsu-Hama
                11 E 47th St, New York, NY 10017